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LAX makes life better for dogs on planes

A handler holds one of 58 homeless Chihuahuas and small mixed breed dogs from Los Angeles which are being flown to Edmonton, Canada for adoption.
A handler holds one of 58 homeless Chihuahuas and small mixed breed dogs from Los Angeles which are being flown to Edmonton, Canada for adoption.
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Life's gotten a little bit easier for pooches that travel on planes. LAX has installed seven new relief stations where dogs can do their business. This adds to the three existing locales where dogs can do their business on airport grounds, bringing the grand total to 11 — the most of any airport in the United States.

These new stations are behind the security lines so passengers won't have to leave their terminal and be rescreened

"We're seeing more folks are traveling with dogs now. It's something that you want them to be able to have this available to them, instead of having to run around looking for a place that you can take your pet," says LAX spokesperson Charles Pannunzio.

The stations have Astroturf, doggy poop bags and sinks where humans can wash up. They are also available to law enforcement dogs, service animals and therapy dogs.

No word on whether canines will get their own luxe lounge to help them avoid the paparazzi, the way human celebrities do.